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Duncan George Herbert Harvey


Duncan George Herbert Harvey

Duncan George Herbert Harvey died on February 13th, 2021 at the age of 78.

Born in 1942 to Edith and John Harvey, he was the fourth of five children. At the age of twelve in 1954, he immigrated to Canada with his parents and siblings, settling in Saskatchewan.

Duncan dabbled with many trades during his lifetime. One would say much like a millennial. In 1959 he joined the Canadian Navy out of Saskatchewan and served until 1963. He then worked as a linesman for Nova Scotia Power. He married then decided to join the military again, this time he joined the Airforce as an integral systems technician. He served at CFB Trenton and CFB Greenwood. He left the Airforce in 1966, rejoining in 1967. In 1972 he was posted to CFB Baden in Germany then returned to CFB Greenwood. In 1978 he left the military to start his own business, Val Air, as a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technician. He re-married in 1980 and left his business, joining a larger, strictly wholesale business, REFAC, in Moncton. He worked for them until the 1990’s. He then dabbled in different employment opportunities in Penticton, BC, Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge Alberta before returning to Riverview.

Duncan loved the Maritimes, he loved the Airforce and talking politics. He was a member of the Masonic lodge. His hobbies included RC airplanes, puttering in the garage and computers.

He was a proud and loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather.

Duncan is survived by his two daughters Lisa Harvey (Laurie), Heidi Betyna (Rick) and his stepson David Bickle (Vanessa), his six granddaughters Stephanie, Hailey, Dayle, Taylor, Brooke, and Allyson and his two grandsons Matthew and Patrick. He is also survived by his three sisters Kathleen Thompson, Mavis Kent, and Freda Murfin. He was predeceased by his wife Jeannette, stepdaughter Kim Horan and his brother John Harvey.

Special thanks go out to the staff at the Salvation Army’s Lakeview Manor in Riverview NB. They went above and beyond to care for Duncan and ensured our family was able to have a special connection given the pandemic restrictions imposed.

Duncan requested that no service be held. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favourite charity or visit your local Red Cross clinic to donate blood.

His arrangements have been entrusted to Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (869-2007).  Online condolences may be expressed at




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